Acura

Acura RLX

Price $65,490 – $69,990
Fuel consumption 8.2 – 8.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The Acura RLX, a full-size luxury sedan, has undergone a few cosmetic changes this year and now features the same hybrid technology found in the NSX sports car. The RLX's primary engine remains the 3.5L V6, which generates 310 horsepower and 273 lb·ft of torque. It is paired with three electric motors, including two located in the rear wheels, making the RLX's all-wheel-drive system one of the most sophisticated out there. In total, we're talking 377 horsepower.

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Test Drives2015 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: Like the Yamato
During World War II, Japan christened the Yamato, their largest battleship at the time. Displacing 72,200 tonnes, this vessel was the most-advanced of its kind with 181 guns and a top speed of 27 knots. But despite all that, it wasn't enough to help Japan win the war, and it …
First Drives2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: Impressive!
The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is like the old story of the glass that's half-full or half-empty. If you consider its complexity alone (even its name is complex), then it’s half-empty. If you consider the fact that it is one of the most evolved cars at Acura and …
Test Drives2014 Acura RLX: And to Think They Designed the NSX...
2012 was a big year for Acura. With a tendency to go overboard, Honda’s luxury brand launched two concept cars, the NSX and the RLX (at the Detroit Motor Show in January and the New York Auto Show in April, respectively). While the NSX knocked everyone’s socks off with its …
First Drives2014 Acura RLX : The New RLX Has Claws
Acura’s flagship sedan, the new RLX, is a showcase of technology. Completely redesigned for 2014, it is bigger, quieter, more stylish, more luxurious, safer, and more fuel efficient than the RL it replaces. It also has numerous new driver-assist features, the most prominent being P-AWS. Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) is …

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NewsThe New Face of the 2018 Acura RLX
Acura’s flagship sedan never was a sales success. Although it’s technologically advanced, the RLX—and even its predecessor the RL—has trouble getting noticed with its ultra-conservative styling. For the 2018 model year, the luxury brand is shaking things up by giving the car a more striking look. Its front end was …
NewsAcura Finally Launches the RLX Sport Hybrid
The range-topping model of the RLX, the Sport Hybrid, was supposed to be on the market last spring. There have been some unexpected delays however, caused by some unknown manufacturing defect. It would seem that said problem has been solved, since the car is now available at your nearest Acura …
RecallsAcura Recalling the 2014 MDX & RLX
Acura has issued recalls on its MDX SUV and RLX luxury sedan for the 2014 model year. For the MDX, the recall involves driveshaft bolts that may have been insufficiently tightened during assembly and could become loose over time. For the RLX, the issue is similar with bolts that may …
Los AngelesAcura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: Three Electric Motors
The full-size Acura RLX sedan, which has just undergone a major overhaul, will soon be available in hybrid version. This vehicle will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Three electric motors The engineers didn’t spare any expense, because the car will receive three electric motors. In SH-AWD all-wheel drive, …
MontrealAcura RLX: After the concept, the production car
It’s in Montreal that Acura will reveal its luxury sedan, the RLX. It replaces the RL whose sales were merely a trickle here. Instead of creating a “Wow!” factor through its bodywork, the RLX bets on high levels of luxury and comfort to seduce buyers. Its engine is a 3.5 …

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